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41. Poverty in India
... capita terms.  In reality, the main cause of its poor performance was its inward-looking, socialist policies. About twenty years ago, a financial crisis provided a trigger for launching reforms, which ...
42. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... president, Putin tried to explain in his seven publications in local newspapers written before the election that looked like his presidential program for next six years.  Putin talked a lot about Russia’s ...
43. Human security in Asia
... of unrest (like in Thailand in recent years).  Nowhere is this more the case than in North Korea, which has probably world's worst human rights record, and whose many political refugees can also suffer ...
44. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... over a country whose GDP per capita was little higher than 2000 years before.  The growth of the Chinese economy over the millenia was mainly reflected in a higher population ("extensive growth"), and ...
45. Human development in Asia
... in three basic aspects of human development, namely, health, knowledge, and income.  Health is measured by life expectancy, knowledge by mean years of schooling, and income by gross national income in ...
46. Multidimensional poverty
... are: (i) education, with two indicators of possible deprivations, viz, years of schooling, and school attendance; (ii) health, with two indicators, viz, child mortality, and nutrition; and (iii) living ...
47. Beating global poverty?
... OECD member countries, just after Mexico, Turkey and the US.   The OECD also reports that household incomes have declined in the past 10 years, with lower income groups feeling the pain most in the late ...
48. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... seven centuries ago.  And there is no likelihood of that reversing in any of our lifetimes. When Christ was born into the Roman Empire some 2000 years ago, Asia's economy was more than seven times ...
49. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... from the Asian Development Bank website, because they are so interesting. 1.  Asian cities are growing rapidly. Another 1.1 billion people will live in the region’s cities in the next 20 years. Source: ...
50. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... labor productivity is some 30% below the US level, and this is mainly due to slow service productivity growth in recent years, in contrast to the high and sustained growth of productivity in the manufacturing ...
51. Globalization
If the truth be known, we have been living globalization for an awefully long time. Humankind started its long march out of Africa and across the globe around 50,000 years ago. Trade routes like the Silk ...
... economic growth of 7 per cent for 25 years or longer in the post World War II period (at this pace, an economy doubles in size every decade)... Read more  ...
53. Culture
A good friend of mine recently said: "As we get older, we all become anthropologists.  We realize that those foreigners have had a different culture from us for thousands of years, and nothing we do or ...
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